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It may be South Africa’s smallest province, but that doesn’t stop Gauteng from being one of the most popular places to live, work and play. Properties in this province are as varied as its residents – offering a taste of city living in mid-Johannesburg contrasted with park-like suburban areas and farmlands. Gauteng is home to the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria which is also known as a centre of cultural excellence.
Houses for sale in Sandton have grown in popularity along with the prestige of the area, offering a host of large family homes in upmarket secure estates while Midrand and Fourways are popular amongst working professionals and those who enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle. Townhouses and security complexes in Bedfordview, Dainfern, Kempton Park and Edenvale offer convenient access to the city while still being far enough away to feel like you’re living in the suburbs. 30 minutes away from the city, Pretoria is also a popular area known for its more relaxed atmosphere and cultural attractions. Use the information below to get a taste of what it’s like to live in the province or use the links below to view the houses for sale in Gauteng.
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“Whilst Gauteng’s history lies embedded in the discovery of gold, today Gauteng not only has one of the best infrastructures, but its population of over 9 million people form part of a vibrant mix of energy and diversity that make it one of the wealthiest provinces in Africa, and the entertainment epicentre of South Africa.”
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Popular developments in Gauteng
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The Capital on the Park
Conveniently situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Centurion real estate is an ideal area for the up and coming businessperson.
Areas in Centurion
311 Properties to buy
37 Long term rentals
Johannesburg East is somewhat different to the other areas in Johannesburg as some may feel that it pales in comparison to the glitzy North, historic South and scenic West.
Areas in Johannesburg East
Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Greenstone Hill, Linksfield, Maboneng,
1519 Properties to buy
253 Long term rentals
Recently becoming the business hub, Johannesburg North is possibly one of the most central locations in Johannesburg.
Areas in Johannesburg North
Dainfern, Dunkeld, Fourways, Killarney, Melrose, Midrand, Parkhurst, Parktown North, Parkview, Parkwood, Randburg, Rosebank Johannesburg, Sandton, Saxonwold, Westcliff,
1168 Properties to buy
634 Long term rentals
2 Short term rentals
Johannesburg South, or the South as it is commonly known, is undeniably deep-rooted in rich South African history and culture.
Areas in Johannesburg South
375 Properties to buy
26 Long term rentals
Rich in natural beauty, with a greater part of it remaining untouched and untamed, houses for sale in Johannesburg West are an ideal choice for those who appreciate an outdoor lifestyle.
Areas in Johannesburg West
220 Properties to buy
32 Long term rentals
The town of Meyerton is situated 35km from Johannesburg and 52km from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Gauteng.
49 Properties to buy
Pretoria, also known as Tshwane, is situated in the northern part of the Gauteng province, home to the administrative headquarters of South Africa.
Areas in Pretoria
Boardwalk Manor Estate, Faerie Glen, Mooikloof Equestrian Estate, Silver Lakes Golf Estate, Waterkloof, Waterkloof Ridge, Woodhill Country Estate,
1484 Properties to buy
187 Long term rentals
Vanderbijlpark is situated on the banks of the Vaal River in Gauteng just under an hour from Johannesburg. This small town that forms part of the Vaal Triangle is one of South Africa's leading industrial cities.
450 Properties to buy
Vereeniging is situated on the banks of the Vaal River in Gauteng about 60km from Johannesburg in the area known as the Vaal Triangle.
632 Properties to buy
Commercial opportunity flourishes in this highly urbanised region. Johannesburg is one of the largest cities in the country and Gauteng as a whole contributes to a third of SA’s GDP. Other notable commercial districts include Pretoria, Midrand, Sandton and Centurion all of which are popular amongst those looking to buy property in Gauteng.
The great outdoors
When you live in Gauteng, the opportunities to get out and about are endless with the myriad of game reserves, parks, forests and natural dams. Some suburbs are on the doorsteps of these protected areas, offering residents easy access to walking, horse riding or cycling trails and picnic spots.
History and culture
From the Apartheid Museum and Soweto Township Tours to the Union Buildings in Pretoria – Gauteng does not disappoint when it comes to historically and culturally relevant experiences. There are also various art galleries featuring local and international works as well as theatres near larger suburbs offering the best of live entertainment.
Outings and activities
Enjoy exhilarating rides at Gold Reef City or explore the beautiful walkways of the Botanical Gardens located in Pretoria, Johannesburg or Roodepoort. There are also Zoos to visit, a Lion Park, a Snake and Animal Park and Croc City within the region, providing hours of entertainment and fun-filled education.
With a large number of government and private schools for all ages as well as a host of South African universities and sophisticated science and technology institutes, living in Gauteng puts you at the heart of educational excellence.
Medical services ranging from satellite clinics to leading hospitals are scattered across the province. Furthermore, Johannesburg offers community health services, primary health clinics and satellite clinics. The CBD presents well-established and equipped medical establishments, such as the Milpark Hospital, Netcare Park Lane Hospital and Donald Gordon Medical Centre all ready to handle general and specialty treatments.
If you’re into shopping till you drop, there is no better place to call home than Gauteng. You’ll easily find everything from small convenience shops and local malls in residential areas to fresh food markets and street side stores. There are also a number of high-end shopping malls in the areas of Sandton, Rosebank and Menlyn Park in Pretoria. Good luck trying to visit them all!
Travelling in the province is simply a breeze. O.R. Tambo International Airport is located in Johannesburg, and services droves of South African and International travellers. The province is also home to 3 other airport bases and is well serviced by a network of highways and arterial roads which enable commuters to travel with ease between areas for both work and recreation. The Gautrain also has stations that connect Pretoria to central Johan
For example Camps Bay or Mauritius